Science & Technology

Spike Jonze’s Her and the limits of technology

One of the many intriguing things about Her, a futuristic romantic drama from director Spike Jonze, is its healthy view of technology. Whereas many science-fiction films see technical innovation as one path to perfection (consider the Star Trek franchise), Her recognizes that technology won’t be able to save us. At…  [more]

Why sinfulness should make us wary of NSA surveillance

As more information rolls out about the recently leaked National Security Agency surveillance program, PRISM, I’ve been asking myself how my Christian faith might inform my opinion. One refreshing thing about this particular debate is that it doesn’t fall evenly along party lines, which I think gives everyone a better…  [more]

Seeing unseen things

Scientists are in the business of seeing unseen things. I’ve noticed that whenever I learn about the discovery of something that’s never been seen or known before, I feel a sense of epiphany and elation - an instinctive, illumining kind of joy. It makes me think that I’m made to…  [more]

Why big data has nothing on God’s omnipotence

I’ve been thinking a lot about what we can do with data lately, and also its limits. A recent article at The Verge describes how the extensive amount of surveillance information about the Boston Marathon did not help as much as one would think in preventing the tragic attack that…  [more]

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